Highgate Health - pt Health

  • Address
  • 7315 Edmonds Street, 205
    Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 1A7
    (778) 819-6245
  • Parking
  • General Parking
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thursday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Languages Spoken
  • English, Hindi, Punjab, Filipino, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Mandarin, Persian/farsi

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Welcome to Highgate Health

Helping Burnaby residents feel their best for over 5 years

At Highgate Health you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans
  • Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
  • Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
  • Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
  • Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
  • Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals

When you choose Highgate Health you will find experienced  staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located on Edmonds Street, Highgate Health recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.

We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options.

Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain

Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*

Highgate Health can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Highgate Health full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.

*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.

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Conditions We Treat

At Highgate Health, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.

If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic but very treatable disease. Our physiotherapist’s goals are to relieve your pain and to improve or maintain movement of affected joints. Our treatment for OA involves no prescriptions. Our rehab team will provide several options to help manage your symptoms effectively. To learn more about how we can help your specific OA pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our physiotherapy team designs programs to address a particular back condition and to help you prevent future back pain problems from reoccurring. Physiotherapy treatments focus first on relieving pain, improving your back movement, and fostering healthy posture. There is a great deal of scientific evidence that physiotherapy is beneficial for back pain. pt Health physio clinics are evidence based and use the most current research when developing your treatment plan. We treat: piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation among other conditions. To learn more about how we can help your specific back injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Non infected bursitis can be treated effectively. Our physio team will apply advanced therapy techniques to help reduce the inflammatory process of bursitis. Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound or shortwave diathermy can also help greatly. Your situation is unique, and so should your treatment be. To learn more about how we can help your bursitis pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. We may provide suggestions about the use of healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems. Our physiotherapist may also begin treatments to reduce inflammation and to encourage normal gliding of the tendons and median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Although time required for recovery is different for every patient, as a general rule, you may see improvement in as little as four weeks. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific carpal tunnel injury, consider booking a physiotherapy appointment at a clinic near you.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly during activities. When you experience an acute injury there are things your pt Health physiotherapist can do to minimize tissue damage and protect from further injury. We help you to manage and recover from your injury sooner. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes many common conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. At pt Health many nonsurgical treatment approaches are used by our rehabilitation team to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Our physiotherapy team gathers detailed information and will evaluate your condition closely. The answers you give along with the results of the examination will guide us in tailoring a unique treatment program that is right for you.
The elbow is one of those areas that is easy to injure, whether it be from sitting at a desk all day or playing your favourite sport. Because elbow injury is most often linked to overuse, our physiotherapy team will work with you to reduce repeated strains during activity. When symptoms are from a particular sport or work activity, we will observe your style and motion with the activity. Our physiotherapist may suggest ways to protect the elbow during your activities. We also keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our overall goal is to help your elbow injury heal as soon as possible. Call pt Health today to learn more about how we can help your specific injury.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
The foot can be the home of many problems, all of them uncomfortable and tough to deal with. We help treat stress fractures, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and more. Each foot injury is unique. To learn more about how we can help your unique injury, call pt Health physiotherapy today.
A hip injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer through and one that can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented. Your pt Health physiotherapist will work with you to regain the stability needed in the hip for balance and walking. Find out how we can help your unique injury, consider booking a no-obligation appointment today.
The knee is a sensitive area of your body and one that is prone to injury doing almost any activity. When you begin a pt Health knee physiotherapy program, our initial treatments will focus on decreasing pain and swelling in your affected knee. Our rehab team may begin range-of-motion exercises, with the goal of helping you swiftly regain full movement in your knee. This may include the use of rotation movements, gentle stretching, and careful pressure applied to the knee. We may also give you exercises to improve the strength of your hamstring and quadriceps muscles. As your symptoms ease and strength improves, we may also provide specialized exercises to improve knee stability. Learn more about how we can help. Book your physio appointment today.
Nonsurgical therapy can optimize the health of your neck and in some cases, prolong the need for surgery. Our physiotherapy programs are often prescribed for 2 to 5 weeks for patients with neck pain, although your recovery time may vary. Our therapy sessions are designed to help ease pain and to improve your mobility, strength, posture, and function. To learn more about how we can help your specific neck injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Post operative treatment can help with recovery from numerous surgeries such as acl reconstruction, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement among others. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help with your post op physio, consider scheduling your no-obligation physical therapy appointment today.
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. After evaluating your condition, our physiotherapy team will use various treatments to ease spasm and pain. Discover how we can help your sciatica pain, call or email for your no obligation appointment today.
At pt Health we provide information and tools needed to successfully recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent future injuries from occurring. There are many types of shoulder injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your specific shoulder pain, schedule a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
Sprains and strains are injuries caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments and tendons. Strains and sprains have similar signs and symptoms, but differ anatomically. To learn more about how we can help your strain / sprain, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
We look forward to helping you recover from your work related injury. Whether you spend your day at the computer, sitting at a desk, standing or lifting, we can work with you to design a program that will help you avoid or recover from work injuries. Find out how we can help by scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.

Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery

Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.

Evaluating Your Condition

To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.

Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.

Prevention Strategies:

Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies

A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.

Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.

As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.

How Long It Takes:

Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities

Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.

We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.

Including Your Doctor:

Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner

It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.

Highgate Health provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.

We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.

But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.

Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.

You’re In Good Hands At Highgate Health

Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well

Highgate Health uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
  • Osteopathic Care
  • Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
  • Sport Injury Rehabilitation
  • Traction

Accessible and Affordable Therapy

We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to

Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Highgate Health, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:

  • Health Benefit Plan
  • Work Injury Insurance
  • No Obligation
  • Government Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Direct Deposit
  • VISA / Mastercard
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Debit

Important Coverage Information:

Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits

We direct bill your extended health plan.

Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:

  1. If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
  2. How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.

Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.

Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage / ICBC

We direct bill the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for you.

You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. You do not need a doctor’s referral if the accident happened recently and/or you have not had any previous treatment. Our clinic team will contact your adjustor to find out what coverage you will have. To be eligible for ICBC coverage you must meet certain requirements, for detailed information, please visit http://www.icbcclaiminfo.com/node/47.

No prior approval is needed if you are covered by ICBC and your treatment is under the established limit of 20 visits. However, you will need to report your claim to ICBC, for more information on claiming visit the ICBC website. Be sure to provide our clinic team you’re your ICBC claim number and your adjustor’s name and phone number to begin treatment.

WorkSafeBC (WSBC)

We direct bill the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) for you.

Highgate Health is a WorkSafeBC approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB). Our team will guide you through the entire WorkSafe BC (WSBC) claim process. We take care of everything for you, including billing, reporting, care extension approvals, product coverage requests, and communicating with your employer. WSBC coverage is available for both therapy and supplies (like ointments, exercise bands, and heat and ice packs). Products like braces, canes, or other mobility devices may require special approval from WSBC; our team can help request coverage for those items.” While a doctor’s referral is not required to start treatment, you will require a doctor’s medical report to start your WSBC claim.

Blue Cross Billing

We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Department of National Defense (DND)
  • Canadian Forces
  • Veterans Affairs

For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.

Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.

Highgate Health Team Members

Our trusted clinic team members


  • Vista Amiri - Registered Massage Therapist


    Vista is a 2010 graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) with the 3000 hour program and an instructor and clinic supervisor at WCCMT. She is also registered with CMTBC and RMTBC.

    Vista (pronounced Veesta) incorporates the following techniques within her treatments after doing a comprehensive assessment to pin point exactly how to be most effective: Swedish massage, Trigger point release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial release, Joint mobilization, Musculo-tendinious attachment release. Muscles energy technique (MET), and Passive/Active Stretching.

    Vista believes in educating her patients on postural correction and stretching/strengthening exercises to maintain their good health so the patients can continue to feel better even when they are not receiving a treatment.

    She continuously educates herself by taking post graduate courses to be able to better help her clients and students and is looking forward to meeting you and providing you with an excellent massage therapy experience.

  • Konstantin Kobelev - Massage Therapist


    Konstantin is a registered massage therapist at Highgate Physiotherapy. His interests are sports injuries, posture realignment, musculo-skeletal imbalance, headaches, TMJ disorders, craniosacral, MVA injuries, and other treatments.

  • Fabian Nezamabadi

    Fabian Nezamabadi - Physiotherapist

    Fabian has been a physiotherapist for 20 years. He has a wide experience in treating musculoskeltal injuries, specializing in orthopedic injuries and MVA and workplace injuries. He uses modalities such as laser, ultrasound, electric therapy, as well as manual manipulation and exercise therapy.

  • Francis Moffat - Physiotherapist


    Francis has been practicing physiotherapy for over 22 years since graduating from Queen?s University in Kingston, Ontario. After completing three years of Kinesiology (U of Guelph) and many post-graduate courses, he currently holds a Level 3 manual therapy designation with the Canadian Orthopaedic Division. He has been Lead Physiotherapist for the New Zealand National Triathlon Team, and for the Queen?s Varsity Hockey Team. Francis can draw from his experience to effectively treat sports and work-related injuries, as well as spinal injuries resulting from MVA?s. Outside of work, Francis enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. He is married with two boys that keep him running between baseball diamonds and soccer pitches.

  • Matthew Miller - Massage Therapist

    Registered Massage Therapist

    After completing two years of a Kinesiology degree, Matthew decided to switch gears and obtained his Registered Massage Therapy diploma at Langara College in 2016.

    Being involved in a spectrum of sports throughout his life, Matt enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels and sports from professional rugby players, mountain bikers and road cyclists, to youth athletes and weekend warriors. He has a very orthopaedic approach to massage therapy often utilizing joint mobilizations, myofascial release, and active/muscle energy techniques to prevent, maintain, and rehabilitate injuries of all varieties.

    In his spare time you can find Matt playing a variety of sports from snowboarding on the local mountains to practicing martial arts, playing soccer, and scuba diving.

  • Vic Edangal - Physiotherapist

    Vic possesses ten years of physiotherapy experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation in the Philippines’ Professional Regulation Commission and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. He has worked in acute care hospitals and Rehabilitation Institutes for in/outpatient physiotherapy abroad in addition to his private practice work in Canada.
    Vic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Lyceum Northwestern University, Philippines (2000). Prior to moving to Canada in 2012, he finished his postgraduate professional diploma in Healthcare Management from Meridian Business School London, UK in 2010.
    He is dedicated in patient education and exercise prescription towards optimal recovery. His sense of reward is seeing each client achieve their rehabilitation goals.

  • Daniel Linaric - Massage Therapist

    Daniel is a graduate of the 27-month RMT program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy. During his time as a corporate trainer in East Asia he gained a deep appreciation for complementary and alternative therapies and saw a natural progression from trainer to therapist in the context of helping others achieve specific goals.
    He employs techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and muscle energy technique to help clients deal with pain and improve function, and is also keenly aware of the myriad benefits of a relaxing Swedish style massage.
    Daniel is diligent in keeping lines of communication open to ensure client comfort and to maximize his ability to understand their needs, while understanding that for many the treatment time is a much needed respite from daily rigours.

  • Matthew Strukoff - Physiotherapist

    Matthew completed his Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He places strong emphasis on accurate assessment and diagnosis in order to truly identify the root of a client’s pain/dysfunction and believes in an individual approach to care with his clients. Matthew is passionate about expanding his knowledge base and has taken additional post-graduate courses in Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). He also has his Level Two Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is currently pursuing further Manual Therapy Levels and Sports Physiotherapy Certificate.

  • Gagandip Parmar - Chiropractor

    B.Sc., D.C.

    Dr. Gagandip Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. She is an evidence based practitioner who has a strong interest in diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. While engaging in patient-centered care, Dr. Parmar’s approach in treatment is holistic, in order to achieve optimal health and well-being for all of her patients.

    Dr. Parmar practices the Diversified Technique, involving manual therapies, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation and nutrition to restore health and function. She constantly collaborates with health care providers and delivers the best possible integrated care to all of her patients. She is also experienced in treating the geriatric, pediatric and pregnant population.

  • Melina Lake - Massage Therapist

    After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, Melina planned to pursue a career in clinical counselling yet her growing curiosity of our musculoskeletal system led her to the field of Massage Therapy. A graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Melina?s practice focusses on treating soft tissue injuries related to sports, motor vehicle accidents, neurological impairments, auto immune disorders, and perinatal conditions. She enjoys living an active lifestyle and hopes to eventually have everyday be a beach day.

  • Stacy Rash - Massage Therapist

    Stacy is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
    She combines therapeutic massage and relaxation techniques to create a massage therapy session which is both relaxing and effective. This helps patients recover from acute, chronic and postural issues while at the same time relaxing the body to reduce stress which further aids the healing process. Stacy’s approach to massage therapy stems from an in depth understanding of the musculoskeletal/nervous systems and the ability to customize treatment to the individuals needs. She enjoys treating headaches/migraines, chronic pain, acute injuries, neurological conditions, and stress-related concerns. In addition, she provides home care exercises to enhance the effectiveness of the massage treatment results and encourages patients to take an active role in their wellness.

  • Chris von Schellwitz - Physiotherapist

    Chris completed both his Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics and his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. He has an interest in working with athletes of all capacities, from the weekend warriors and recreational athletes to varsity and elite athletes. Currently, Chris is involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program and has vast experience with coaching, managing, and playing soccer and ice hockey at all levels.

    Chris’ treatment focuses on manual techniques and rehabilitation through strengthening and exercise programs. He is committed to keeping current with modern empirical evidence and continuing education in the field of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy.

    Outside of the clinic Chris can be found playing all sorts of recreational team sports but he also has a love for cycling. He just completed the GranFondo for the second year in a row while raising money for the BC heart and lung association.